February 9, 2017
Sunday, Febuary 12th, is Epiphany 6. The liturgical color is green.
As the Episcopal Church nears its 150th anniversary in Utah, we are looking at our history through pictures and artifacts in each newsletter.

This picture, probably from the 1950's, shows Bishop Richard Watson and a promotional campaign of the era. The picture was taken at St. Paul's, Salt Lake City.

Service time announced for The Venerable Pete Winder
The Ven. Francis "Pete" Winder
After nearly 60-years of service to the Diocese of Utah, The Venerable Francis "Pete" Winder died February 4, 2016. There probably were no pulpits in the diocese that weren't graced by Fr. Winder. He even served as vicar of now-gone churches in Dugway and Magna. He is beloved for his 17 years as Rector of Good Shepherd, Ogden, in addition to his years serving the Diocese of Utah as Archdeacon and Executive Officer.  Fr. Winder also served several terms as Standing Committee President. Many adults fondly remember his service as chaplain at Camp Tuttle and at St. Mark's-Rowland Hall in the 1960's.
He was ordained in December, 1957, by the Rt. Rev. Richard Watson after graduating from the University of Utah and CDSP. He spent his entire ministry in the Diocese of Utah and was a mentor to many priests, including The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, who followed The Rev. Pete Winder's tenure at Good Shepherd.
The Memorial Eucharist will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Thursday, February 16th, at noon. Clergy will wear white stoles. It is fitting that the service is at the Cathedral, of St. Mark as it was his first assignment in the Diocese as a new priest. He assisted at the Cathedral from 1957-1960.
Fr. Winder was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Jean.  He is survived by his daughters Aimee (Zach), and Becca (James).

2017 Diocesan Convention Website is Now Live

The 2017  Diocesan Convention website is up and running. The address is www.diocesanconvention2017.org. Click  here.
Convention will be held March 31st through April 1st 2017. Information regarding  locationhotel reservations and  registration pricing is available.
You can submit nominations for election to diocesan committees by visiting the  Nominations page.
Registration is open for all delegates and visitors on the Registration page.
Youth Delegates
Do you know any youth (grades 9-12) interested in becoming a Youth Delegate?
Voting will occur at the Camp Tuttle February Youth Retreat (see below).
Please click these links for an information sheet and application form.   
The latest information on the convention schedule, reports and resolutions will be coming soon.
In an attempt to remain paperless, this is where you will find all information and forms for convention.
Thank you!

The Bishop's Pastoral Letter to the Diocese

Please click here to read the Bishop's recent pastoral letter about his observations as he has traveled around the diocese following the recent presidential election. 



IMPORTANT NOTE   Diocesan staff no longer have direct lines.  If you are trying to reach a staff member dial:  801-322-4131.  
Commissioning of The Community of Hope
 Lay Pastoral Caregivers

Front row - left to right:  Clare Julian Carbone, Joy Prestridge, Ann Deyo, Camille Biexei,  Christopher Wooton, Carolyn Ershler, Judy Hanley, Jan Zinn, Joseph Frank. Second row - left to right:  Robert King, The Rev. Diana Johnson, Soren Green, The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Mary McEntire, Josie Stone, Dr. Christopher LeCluse.

On Sunday, January 29, Bishop Hayashi commissioned eight new lay pastoral caregivers during the 10:30 service at The Cathedral Church of St. Mark. They represented St. Mark's, St. Luke's, Park City, St. James', Midvale, St. John's, Logan, and First United Methodist, Salt Lake City. A certificate of completion was also presented for Jan Hafner, a member of St. Luke's, who completed the training, but passed away prior to the commissioning. It will be given to her family. Eight members were present to be re-commissioned for another year of service. Congratulations to this wonderful group of people.

The Community of Hope is a pastoral care ministry based on the Rule of St. Benedict, called the founder of Western monasticism. The 14-week, 42-hour training, which has been offered at St. Mark's bi annually since 2004, is a way to prepare to become a listening and healing presence in our world. 
The training, steeped in Benedictine spirituality and practices, help participants discover:
"A way of seeing ourselves: humility, a stance that helps us to put aside our own wishes and desires in our search for God in our lives and live harmoniously in community.

A way of seeing time: balancing prayer, work, study and leisure.
A way of seeing others: hospitality, encountering others as we encounter Christ in them, giving up our temptation to become our own gods.

And a  way of seeing spiritual growth : the vows of conversion, obedience and stability show us how to put these all into practice in our lives."

Lay pastoral caregivers are inspired to work toward balance and harmony in prayer, worship, silence, holy reading, and service to others, while building a community centered on spiritual encouragement, grace, comfort, and hope.  

2017 Episcopal Day at the Legislature

The Rev. Libby Hunter observes that ending child homelessness will be the primary issue that faith groups will talk to legislators about during faith days at the Capitol this year.  She encourages everyone to join her and Bishop Hayashi at Episcopal Day at the Legislature, scheduled for February 21st.  The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon.  Everyone should meet in the Aspen room, which is near the cafeteria in the Senate Building (located to the northeast immediately behind the Utah Capitol).

Parking at the Capitol is scarce. Carpooling or using public transportation is recommended.
There is a direct bus up state street to the capitol. 


Sunday, February 5th, ended the Souper Bowl of Caring event and campaign.  Remember, the Diocese will match all monetary contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and will gift $0.25 per item of food donated between January 29 and February 5th. Send your congregation totals to Nancy Tanner: nbtanner@aol.com or Russ Pack: russpack@outlook.com so they can coordinate with the diocese to send a check for your match.  Also include information on: a) # of food items, b) money collected, and c) your social justice choice.

All congregations have received a 150th banner. Please send a photo of your banner with folks from your congregation to Halee Oliver: holiver@episcopal-ut.org so that it can be posted in the diocesan newsletter and elsewhere on social media.  

If you have questions do not hesitate to contact Nancy or Russ. 

Pre-Convention Meeting March 4th

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi has called for a Pre-Convention meeting for March 4th, 10:00 a.m. to noon, in order to discuss resolutions, offer information on the Diocesan Council- passed budget for 2017, introduce nominees for office, and brief the diocese on the convention to be held March 31st and April 1st at the RL Hotel in Salt Lake City. This year's Diocesan Convention highlights our 150th year of the Episcopal Church in Utah and features the Presiding Bishop as a special guest. The Most Rev. Michael Curry will address the convention several times. 

The Pre-Convention meeting is an important time to prepare for the packed agenda planned for the Diocesan Convention. The Pre-Convention meeting will be held via electronic web meetings throughout the Diocese. Sites will be announced. Under our new Go-To-Meeting (GTM) license, individual congregations can join the meeting from their own churches. Shortly the Diocesan Communication Office will contact each congregation with the meeting credentials. The Bishop and diocesan canons ask that all clergy, wardens, and convention delegates attend the Pre-Convention meeting. Any other interested person is also invited to attend. Bishop Hayashi will be at the Episcopal Church Center (ECCU) in Salt Lake City, but all may attend from any of the to-be-announced locations. 

Women of Three Faiths Retreat

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) invite all women of the Diocese of Utah to join them on March 11th at St. James Episcopal Church, 7468 Union Park Avenue, Midvale, for a day of respite, fellowship and friendship. The retreat is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Mary Janda will lead the group in exploring the roots of our faith and common elements shared with our Jewish and Muslim sisters.  The Rev. Nancy Groshart of Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Ave., Ogden, will teach a class on how Christian Yoga    
                            can enrich individual  spiritual lives.  For more information, click here .  

Calendar Notes

Remembering The Trolley Square Mass Shooting

Moms Demand Action Utah (a nationwide organization started by an Indiana mom in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting) will host a candlelight vigil to remember the victims, survivors and family members of the February 12, 2007, Trolley Square mass shooting incident. Please join us in honoring those families who suffered and continue to suffer this tragedy.   

DATE:  Sunday, February 12, 2017
TIME:   6:00 - 7:00 PM
PLACE:  Zion Lutheran Church, 1070 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City

Hildegarde's Pantry Fund Raiser
Plan-B Theatre Company has generously offered all of its 53 seats for the preview performance of Virtue to raise money for Hildegarde's Pantry at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark.  Call or text (preferred) The Rev. Libby Hunter to sign up: 801-755-4939. 
DATE:  Wednesday, February 15, 2017
TIME:   7:00 PM
PLACE:  Rose Wagner Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City
Program and Compline 
A celebration of the life and music of St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
DATE:  Sunday, February 19, 2017
TIME:   7:00 PM
PLACE:  The Cathedral Church of St Mark.

Bingo/Chili Cook Off

All are welcome to join a fun evening featuring Bingo and home cooked chili to raise funds for the Summer 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE).

DATE:  Sunday, March 5, 2017
TIME:  5:00 p.m.
PLACE:  St. James' Church, 7486 Union Park Ave., Midvale.

If you'd like to participate in the Chili Cook Off competition, contact Karen Gleeson at kgleeson@episcopal-ut.org or call 801-322-4131. Click here for more information.
10th Annual Youth Impact Gala

DATE:  Saturday, March 11, 2017
TIME:    6:00 - 9:00 PM
PLACE:  Browning Jubilee Center/Home of Youth Impact
 2305 Grant Ave., Ogden, UT 84401



Are you interested in being a part of our awesome Youth Leadership Team for the New  Beginnings Retreat?  Please join us for pizza and planning at 

LOCATION:  St Stephen's Church, 4615 S 3200 W, West Valley City
DATE/TIME:  Monday, February 20th - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

New Beginnings is a weekend retreat, lead by high school youth, for our grades 6-8.  If you are interested, in being a part of our youth leadership team, or you are an adult who would like to get involved with this dynamic youth event, contact Karen Gleeson at: kgleeson@episcopal-ut.org.  

Youth Events

*JR/SR High Youth Winter Retreat at Camp Tuttle

DATE:    February 25-26, 2017
TIME:     From 9:00 a.m. Saturday until 2:00 p.m. Sunday
PLACE:  Camp Tuttle, Big Cottonwood Canyon

Join us for some outdoor winter fun!  Activity choices include: snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding or cross county skiing, and of course, sledding. There will be plenty of hot cocoa and a warm fire to keep you toasty.  

*Voting will occur for Youth Delegates to the 2017 Diocesan Convention.

Click on the following for additional information and an application:
                           information sheet            application form   

Shuttle service will be offered. Space is limited, so register early.  

Online registration is now available at: 

Each year, a new release form needs to be filled out online. Please follow this link: 

Scholarship information: contact Karen Gleeson, Youth Coordinator/Camp Liaison:
kgleeson@episcopal-ut.org o r 801-322-4131.  


Camp Tuttle's 2017 Summer Schedule: www.camptuttle.org

Receive a $30 discount for early registrations that are paid in full by May 22nd!

Jesus Seminar is Coming to Salt Lake City! 

All events will be held at Gore Auditorium, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City.  Be sure not to miss this unique opportunity. Click the link below to register today for February 24-25, 2017.  Limited space is available.

ECCU is Hiring

eccu exterior
Episcopal Church Center of Utah

The Episcopal Church Center of Utah (ECCU) is hiring for a Guest Services Coordinator to run the front desk.This is a part-time job, scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays.  The hours are 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This position schedules events, performs receptionist duties, helps with events, and provides excellent customer service. 

Click here for a job description and more information. Please send a cover letter and resume to Rhonda Uber: ruber@episcopal-ut.org.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Monica Daly
Episcopal Diocese of Utah

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